Alginic Acid, Magaldrate and Simethicone suspension
Alginic Acid 50 mg
Megaldrate 540 mg
Simethicone 50 mg
- Stomach ulcers
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Feelings of pressure in stomach
- Discomfort in the stomach
Mechansium Of Action:
Alginic acid reacts with gastric acid to form a floating "raft" of alginic acid gel on the gastric acid pool. Alginate-based raft-forming formulations commonly contain sodium or bicarbonate; bicarbonate ions are converted to carbon dioxide in presence of gastric acid and get entrapped within the gel precipitate, converting it into a foam which floats on the surface of the gastric contents, much like a raft on water 4. The "raft" has a near neutral pH due to carbon dioxide and floats on the stomach contents and potentially functions as a barrier to impede gastroesophageal reflux 1,7. In severe cases, the raft itself may be refluxed into the oesophagus in preference to the stomach contents and exert a demulcent effect.
Magaldrate is an antacid used to neutralize the excess of acid produced.
Simethicone is an anti-gas (anti-flatulence) medication. It change the surface tension of gas bubbles in the stomach and intestines to enabling their breakdown. In this way it is believed that gas can be eliminated more easily by belching or passing flatus.
The product is possible safe for most adults. There is no disadvantage associated with the product if taken under the recommended usage however diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and headache ca occur in some patients.
- Renal dysfunction
There are no known drug interactions with the formulation, however nonprescription, illegal, recreational, herbal, nutritional, or dietary drugs may shoe some interactions. Inform your physician before taking.